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West Bromwich stab victim Darren Parker 'was loved by all'

Darren Parker Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Darren Parker's family said they were devastated by shock and grief

A man who was stabbed to death at a house in the West Midlands was "loved by everyone," his family has said.

Darren Parker, 43, died at the scene of the attack in Campville Crescent in West Bromwich at about 13:50 BST on Wednesday.

Another man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police have been granted more time to question two men, aged 24 and 19, and a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of murder.

Post-mortem tests showed Mr Parker died after suffering stab wounds to his chest.

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Image caption Police were alerted to a stabbing at Campville Crescent at about 13:50 BST on Wednesday

A family tribute said: "Darren was loved by everyone who knew him especially his family.

"He was always there for them and if anyone needed a helping hand he was there to help.

"Darren had been happily married to Anne his soulmate of eight and a half years."

Det Insp Warren Hines said: "We do believe that these people are known to each and that there is no risk to the public.

"Inquiries are at an early stage and officers are looking at CCTV and taking witness statements. Forensic investigations are ongoing."

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